where: Hoàn Kiếm (1 Hàng Mành)
price range: 60K+ VND
setting: local joint
group friendly: yes
takeaway: delivery on NowVN
stand-out dish: the obvious
hot tip: a number of nearby copycat stalls claim to be the original, so look out for the red awning
Huge portions of bún chả and nem feature at this well known spot. The meat patties are delicious but few and far between. Instead, the bowl is crowded with pieces of fatty pork belly. On the positive side, this restaurant appears to try to make up for the unsightly meat with a heaping mound of greens and bún.
verdict: Satisfying but not the best we've had. We say skip.